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Game On! Conservatives Officially Call the Leadership Race

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Rona Ambrose has been keeping the blue light of conservatism burning bright, but she is, in the end, only the interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Well, the search to permanently replace Stephen Harper begins today with the announcement from the CPC that they’ve saved the date for their leadership convention: May 27, 2017. Continue reading

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Tony Clement Masters Both Hypocrisy and Self-Awareness

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When Saudi Arabia began 2016 by executing 47 people, it cast an almost immediate spotlight on Canada. Not because of our own predilection for beheading our criminals no matter the crime, but because of a 2014 deal by the Canadian government to have the London-based company¬†General Dynamics Land Systems build armoured vehicles for the Saudi government. The details of that agreement were never released, and now that former Treasury Board President Tony Clement isn’t in the government anymore, he’s pretty ticked off about it.¬† Continue reading

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Facepalm Moments on the Campaign Trail

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Approaching Day 70 of this federal campaign, and with less than two weeks to go, it was inevitable that things were going to get silly. Coming the day after the announcement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, and its very serious implications for Canadians and Canadian economy, it seems like a number of Conservative candidates, including the Minister of National Defense himself, is looking to shake things up with a bit of foot in mouth. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 20, 2015

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What’s the matter with you? You guys listen to Open Sources Guelph to learn more about these fantasy scandals and it amounts to zero! Have you guys never cheated on your tax return?! This week’s show isn’t a deal, it’s a nothing. We don’t read tax forms, it’s done by the people in the tax department. Don’t like it? Well you’re a lying piece of $#!%! You too! You’re making an issue out of nothing! He’s nothing! Open Sources is producing good radio! It’s nothing! It’s nothing! It’s zero! (Quietly lead away by private security.) Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday July 23, 2015

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This week on Open Sources Guelph, we like people who are respectful to their opponents, whether they were captured or not. We also like it when the government makes it rain. In these hot, sunny, summer days, the government’s giving out cheques, but we wouldn’t go shopping with those extra dollars just yet. Robocalls are back in the news, not that it matters if you’re reading this abroad because you’re not going to be voting anyway if you’ve made your home outside of Canada for five years. It’s the dog days of summer, but we’re not dog-eared at all. It’s time to break down this week’s Open Sources. Continue reading

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Kory Teneycke Says that Conservative Ad is More “Truthful” Than the News

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With the arrival and equally quick dismissal of HarperPAC this week, another big election story was missed as the Conservative Party of Canada launched an online ad meant to delegitimize Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s plan to pull Canadian troops from the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Posting an online ad to YouTube is nothing new, especially with an election campaign waiting to begin this fall, but the controversy here is that the Conservative Party used sound and video from ISIS’ own media to make the case against Trudeau. You might think that’s in bad taste, or that it even contravenes provisions in the Conservatives’ own recently passed Bill C-51, but it’s okay because according to Conservative spokesman Kory Teneycke, they’re more truthful than the news. Continue reading

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Ad Wars 2015 – Part I

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Today both the Conservatives and the New Democrats released brand new ads, and they make a pretty clear statement that the 2015 election campaign is now unofficially underway. The battle lines are drawn here between the governing Conservatives and the upstart NDP: you’re either going to vote for strong, steady leadership, or you’re going to leave behind cynicism and embrace morning in Canada. Continue reading

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